Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Tzatziki~Greek Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip






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Tzatziki~Greek Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip
by May-2-2018
 Creamy rich Greek Yoghurt with refreshing cucumber and a hint of garlic makes this dip really tasty.
Ingredients:
  • 500 g Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 6 sprigs of dill finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt  
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin Lemon infused Biolea olive oil
  • 1 Lime

Method:
1.Grate the cucumber and place it in a clean tea towel, fold the sides and squeeze all the liquid from the cucumber. 2. Place the yoghurt, cucumber, chopped dill, salt, pepper, olive oil and garlic in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add the juice of 1 lime and fold it in 3. Transfer the mixture to serving bowl and allow to chill for an hour before serving. 
Details
Prep time: Cook time: None Total time: Yield: Serves 4


On my recent trip to Crete I learnt how to make Tzatziki the traditional way when I attended a cookery class in at Hand Picked Greece. The trick is to make sure you squeeze all the water out of the cucumber to ensure your dip stays creamy and rich.



I also learnt that a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil like the Biolea Lemon Infused will add extra flavour to the dip. You can also add more or less dill depending on your own preference.


I love serving my Tzatziki with fingers of toasted pitta bread and an extra drizzle of olive oil. You can also use the Tzatziki as a sandwich filling or spread on pitta bread fill with falafal balls and salad.


60 comments:

  1. This looks divine. some of my favorite flavors

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  2. I love the fresh flavor of Tzatziki but I have never made it myself. This recipe sounds pretty simple so I'll have to give it a try!

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  3. This is such a great recipe as summer approaches. And it not only looks delicious, it also looks healthy.

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  4. This is perfect for spring and summer. Light and delicious food gives proper nourishment and keeps us cool.

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  5. I've never been the hugest fan of Tzatziki but I usually opt for hummus when I go to Mediterranean restaurants x

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  6. Tzatziki has to be my favourite greek food, I could eat it by the bucketload

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  7. Oh God Tzatziki is my favorite dip ever! The more garlic in it the better :D I am gonna try your recipe this weekend ^^ num num

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  8. Love Tzatziki dip and it’s refreshing flavours, this recipe sounds yummy, have to make it soon.

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  9. Oh wow! This looks amazing! I think I am going to make this for my friends baby shower this weekend!!

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  10. Honestly this is my go to snack. Nice light and refreshing and goes really well with lamb too.

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  11. this is one of my favourite things to have with pita or crackers. Never made it myself though - sounds so good

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  12. Such a yummy dip, I would make it with soya yoghurt and then it would be vegan too!

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  13. Yum this is one of my favorite things to eat in the world! I am totally trying this recipe out soon!

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  14. Having this dip with some salads or chips is simply yum.... perfect for the weather

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  15. Okay, I just finished following your instructions and it took longer than the ideal time. Anyway, it's my first time to make a Tzatziki. Thanks to you!

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  16. Oh yum, that looks absolutely delicious! I will be sure to try out that recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. (This is Joy @afrostylicity. )

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  17. Had this in Greece during our visit.. Loved it a lot.

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  18. This dip is perfect for summers...addition of cucumber makes it very refreshing

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  19. It's so nice to be able to just sit back and watch a show while you snack on this with some good chips! I love tzatziki and it's not that difficult to make!

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  20. Ever since I made Tzatziki for the first time a few years ago, I use it in place of raita. I love its consistency and flavour. Yours looks so creamy!

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  21. I love the fresh dill leaves in Tzatziki but I have never made it myself. This recipe sounds so refreshing and healthy...great going with pita bread.

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  22. Dip looks delish. I can feel the taste and flavour. Perfect dip for summer.

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  23. I look forward to trying this dip for my family.

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  24. O wow... wouldnt have thought to put those two ingredients together but it looks great. Thanks for sharing

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  25. I love that you added fresh dill, it tastes so good with yoghurt or mayonnaise. I use it in my porato salads & coleslaw.

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  26. This looks like a delicious combination and those photos are beautiful.

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  27. I love tzatziki but have never made it - this recipe looks quite simple to do though and I bet it tastes a million times better than the shop bought variety.

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  28. I like your recipe, it is easy to prepare and with unique ingredients. Saving this for our weekend cooking session.

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  29. I need to have this dip in my life! I love tzatiki! GuysG I'm making this soon!

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  30. Oh my god I really need to make this sometime. This looks so tasty!

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  31. I do love a good yoghurt flavoured dip and this one looks absolutely amazing

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  32. I so love tzaziki. Must try your version

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  33. Love tzaziki. Have to try our version

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  34. Seriously i love this tzatziki very much, how delicious and irresistible its looks. Wish i get that bowl rite from my lappy screen.

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  35. Tzatziki is my favorite! So delicious!

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  36. This dip looks amazing!! I almost have all of the ingredients, so I guess I need to do a shopping trip soon!

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  37. Love yoghurt based dips and tzatziki tops the list...Love your version of making this dip...Looking delicious!!

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  38. Looks amazing!! Tzatziki is one of my favorite dips, it is so refreshing!

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  39. Yes I agree Creamy rich Greek Yoghurt with refreshing cucumber and a hint of garlic makes this dip really tasty! Looks yum!

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  40. I love tazaziki. the little note on the addition of the oil actualy makes a lot of sense.

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  41. such a classis dip - your photos make it even more appealing - and great for summertime with pita

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  42. Wow..this looks a perfect summer dip...I loved all the flavor that goes into this

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  43. I love tzaziki dip with lots of dill leaves. Perfect for summer.

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  44. Tzaziki is one of my favorite dips, I'm looking forward to giving yours a try.

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  45. Just this weekend we enjoyed some Greek gyro with tzaziki on the side. Hands down it's one of the best dips for summer! Love your stunning clicks!

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  46. Love tzaziki, goes well with so many dishes. Nice clicks.

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  47. I also learnt how to make traditional tzatziki on our holiday to Greece, and I was so surprised to see great amount of garlic in this recipe, but when tasted we did not feel that strong garlic taste actually, which I loved about this dip.

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  48. That looks so gorgeous Nayna and especially welcome on a hot day like this. I've always known I ought to squeeze the water out of the cucumber, but I'm a bit lazy and have never actually done it. I really ought to give it a go.

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  49. I like this dip, looks delicious, easy and hearty. Definitely trying this. Thanks for this recipe.

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  50. Greek food is my favorite! This takes me right back to my honeymoon! Can't wait to try it!

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  51. Lovely Tzatziki, with flavored olive oil....yummmmmmmm. I love it with carrot sticks, crisps, pita bread. Such a refreshing dip.

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  52. Oh I LOVE tzaziki! It's my favourite dip, I could literally eat it by the spoonful!

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  53. This looks so delicious! My husband loves this so I will definitely be making it for him :)

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  54. love the tzatziki dip. So refreshing flavors and the addition of lemon infused olive oil is wow !!

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  55. This is one of my favorite dips, good on everything. Thank you for haring your version, it looks good!

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  56. Tzatziki is by far one of my favorite sauces/dips in the entire world! I cannot wait to try this! It is so refreshing and the perfect summer dip!

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  57. I adore tzatziki, especially in summer! Yours looks so creamy! The flavoured olive oil sounds like a nice addition!

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  58. I love tzatziki, and Greece, especially Crete! Your tzatziki looks so creamy! I have to try that method to squeeze the water out of the cucumber!

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  59. Just perfect with a glass of wine!

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  60. OMG This looks so delish and refreshing. Perfect to beat this scorching heat.

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